The Regulator

Writing as Ethan J. Wolfe

The Regulator Series • Book 1

Soldier, sniper, secret service agent, regulator, Murphy came out of the Civil War a bitter, disillusioned man after his family was murdered while he was on the battlefield. Murphy spent years after the war tracking the Army deserters responsible. Once he caught up with the last of them, he went to Washington to serve in the Secret Service to President Grant. When Grant’s term in office was over, Murphy returned to his native state of Tennessee to run for Congress and won a seat in Washington.


Called back into service by President Garfield, Murphy resumes his role as Regulator when Garfield assigns him a top-secret task. One or more serial killers are murdering railroad workers and settlers out west. Murphy leaves Washington and travels by train to New Mexico, where expansion of the railroad is under construction. Using his knowledge of the budding science of forensics, Murphy studies ballistics, fingerprints, and victims to establish a pattern, and begins a month-long quest across the West to hunt down a serial killer.

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